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Old 06-30-2012, 09:45 AM
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Electric Hedge Trimmers

Just started working for a different company and they use Little Wonder electric trimmers on all of their high end residential. I never thought i'd like them but I really do. They give an amazing cut and they're so light weight. Just seeing what everyone else's thoughts were?
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:59 AM
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I have been thinking about some smaller shears for fine / detail type work. Not a fan of corded devices however.
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:02 AM
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I picked up a set of Ryobi and three batteries...at the rate we now use the electric over the gas ones I suspect we will be replacing the tool before the end of the season. If its light trimming/shaping the gas Stihl is not even pulled out of the truck. I didn't buy them because they are "green", I just can't trim hedges all day long with a 13.5 pound hedge trimmer.
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:05 AM
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I have been thinking about some smaller shears for fine / detail type work. Not a fan of corded devices however.
Give the Ryobi unit a try...definitely not commercial, but who cres? For the weight savings it's worth it. I will warn you that the cycle rate on electric hedge trimmers is not very fast so it takes longer to do the same amount of work.
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Old 06-30-2012, 10:58 AM
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Anyone looked at/used some of Black and Decker's units?
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Old 06-30-2012, 11:44 AM
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Give the Ryobi unit a try...definitely not commercial, but who cres? For the weight savings it's worth it. I will warn you that the cycle rate on electric hedge trimmers is not very fast so it takes longer to do the same amount of work.
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It would be nice if Milwaukee made one for their new 18 volt system.
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:11 PM
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It would be nice if Milwaukee made one for their new 18 volt system.
Or even Dewault
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:11 PM
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Anyone looked at/used some of Black and Decker's units?
No, but the Ryobi is very similar in quality and price...
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:12 PM
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pick your posion. I have the impact wrench for mower blace removal and it works great.
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Old 06-30-2012, 02:17 PM
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pick your posion. I have the impact wrench for mower blace removal and it works great.
We have other dewault stuff so if they had some they would be on truck.

I did look at the Stihl version...heavy and expensive...very expensive actually...I don't see how you could get a return on investment buying them.
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